They're done!! And all I can say is THANK THOSE KNITTING GODS.
Yeah, one might be shorter than the other one (ever so slightly) and one fits better than the other, but oh well. They're done! How did I celebrate? By casting on for two more pairs of socks. Sigh. My root canal/tooth nonsense took much longer than I anticipated yesterday (I was gone almost 4 hours!), so I plan on doing nothing today but knitting and watching trashy tv. I might even treat myself to some french fries and a beer for second lunch.
I basically knit the same socks over and over again, so these socks were no different. I cast on 24 stitches (divided over 2 needles - woo! Magic Loop!) and increased to 60 stitches. Knit until 2 inches before my heel and did a gusset heel. And that's all there is to it!
I'm mixing things up with my next pairs of socks. I'm using my hand-dyed yarns (again) and cast on for Monkeys in my 80's Hard Candy colorway and (modified toe-up) Hermione's Everyday Socks in my Valentine's Colorway. Of course the same day that I cast on for them I received my Vesper sock "Love Story" colorway. Sigh. But I've come too far!